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All Levites are qualified to be priests (Deut 17:9, 17:18, 18:1, 24:8, 27:9, Exod 32:25–29, Mal 2:4–9). The details of a Levite's qualification to serve as priest are defined in the Mishnah and Talmud. A Kohen (Hebrew for "priest") must be a male at least 20 years of age. (Some opinions say 30.) There is no retirement age. Only when a Kohen became physically infirm could he no longer serve. A Kohen may become disqualified from performing his service for a host of reasons, including, but not limited to, Tumah, marital defilements, and physical blemishes. Of importance is that the Kohen is never permanently disqualified from service but is permitted to return to his normal duties once the disqualification ceases.
Titus 1:5-9 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
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